Welcome back, Coaches. We hope you’re staying positive in this confusing time. Here are some stories for you.
1. Sports Emmy nominee Inky Johnson talks about the importance of attacking opposition and adversity (Inky Johnson)
Love this message. It’s not specific to football, but it certainly APPLIES to football. It’s about attacking adversity and not settling for failure in any circumstance.
It’s why we as coaches call up a pass play for our quarterback on his first snap after throwing an interception. It’s why we tell our defensive backs to have short memories when they get beat deep. It’s what life’s all about — failing and getting back up.
Go Heavy today! pic.twitter.com/dTnsCr8uY9
— Inky Johnson (@inkyjohnson) June 24, 2020
What is your message to players when they experience failure?
2. How are you keeping players motivated with no guarantee of a season? (FNF Coaches)
We posed that question to coaches yesterday after reading a lot of stories about how high school coaches all across the country aren’t confident that there will be a fall season. If that’s the case, how are they structuring their practices? If you’re not training for a fall season, what are you training for?
With no promise of a fall season, what's the No. 1 motivating factor for your players as they return to the field?
— FNF Coaches (@fnfcoaches) June 22, 2020
We got a few good responses that might help you adjust your focus.
Knowing day in and day out, that they’re giving it their all, and competing in all they do!
— Coach Hines 🇺🇸 (@CoachKurtHines) June 22, 2020
I'd say its the moment knows. So if we have a season they need to be ready.
Also, feel like they realize it can all be gone without warning, so make the most of the time we have.
— Coach Mac (@coach_mcdonnell) June 22, 2020
Just caring about them as people and enjoying the company as we get a good workout!
— Coach Ports (@JimPortik) June 22, 2020
How are you keeping players motivated when you’re unsure of a 2020 season?